Principal’s Blog 1 December 2022

Christmas Concert

Congratulations to the whole school community for being a part of our fantastic school concert last night.  After weeks of practice and rehearsals, I was truly amazed by the wonderfully entertaining show put on by the students. The weather played its part providing a comfortable night which complimented the enthusiasm and excitement of the students.


I thank all the parents and friends of the school community who were able to attend and support the students in the school and to assist in organising the correct costumes for their performances. I am also truly grateful to all the organising staff who ensured the concert ran smoothly and enabled all students to participate in the performances.


During the evening, ‘End of Year’ awards were presented to students across all classrooms in the school, as well as the Graduating class awards. Congratulations and well done to all students who did receive an award, as they were all thoroughly deserved.

Water Fun Day

Last night it was announced that Melros was the winning faction for the year and have earned the privilege of engaging in a water slide fun day next Monday, 5 December. Well done to Melros and all other factions for their efforts throughout the year striving to achieve this coveted reward.


Because of this special treat, all students in Melros are to wear their House Faction sports uniform to school and to bring their bathers, a towel and a rash vest so they can enjoy the slide.

2023 Student Leaders

During the Christmas concert last night, the 2023 Year 6 student leaders were announced. Over the past few weeks, over 40 current Year 5 students nominated to fulfill these positions and all are to be congratulated for their courage and efforts in pursuing a leadership role in 2023. Congratulations goes to the following students who have been successful in attaining a Leadership position in 2023:


Head Girl:                      Mia Boetigger

Head Boy:                     Jesse Spencer


Student Councillors:   Darcy Brown                            Riley Blair

                                        Tahlia Hart                                Ben Divine

                                        Kaelahni Kenny-Levick            Darcy Earl       

                                        Alice Mather                            Flynn Hearne

                                        Violet Mondello                      Jackson McCullough


House Captains:         Bouvard

                                      Rose Wosniuk                         Arlo Caine



                                      Chloe Butler                            Alex Merks



                                     Amberlee Banfield                  Sam Doyle



                                     Paige Cross                              Charlie Ellis

Inter House Beach Carnival

Tomorrow, Friday 2 December, is the Inter House Beach Carnival for all students in Pre Primary to Year 5. This is going to be a fantastic day, with the weather looking very favourable and warm. Parents can assist by ensuring that your child/children come to school already wearing sunscreen. Parents are invited to come and watch the carnival, with the class times scheduled as follows:


·      9:15am – 10:45am:    Pre Primary & Year 1

·      11:15am – 12:45pm:  Year 2 & Year 3

·      1:15pm – 2:45pm:      Year 4 & Year 5


Parents, please make sure if you are taking your child/children home directly from the beach that you sign them out with your child’s/children’s class teacher, before departing.

MCC Transition Day

We wish our Year 6 students travelling to Mandurah Catholic College tomorrow, Friday 2 December, for their transition day the very best and hope they enjoy the experience.

Year 6 Graduation Celebration

Next Wednesday 7 December, our Year 6 students will be engaging in their Graduation events, to celebrate the end of their journey at St Damien’s School. The event schedule is as follows:

·      9:00am: Graduation Mass

·      10:30am: Morning Tea

·      11:30am-1:30pm: Graduation Lunch (Dawesville Estuary Foreshore)


We know this is an exciting time for students and I hope they can enjoy the significance of the achievement in graduating from Year 6.

Kindy Graduation

Next Tuesday 6 December, we will be holding the Kindy Graduation ceremony, beginning at 12:30pm, in the hall. The Kindy students have had a fantastic year and this will be a great way to acknowledge all of the wonderful achievements they have made.

Colour Run

Next Tuesday 6 December, the P&F have organised a ‘Colour Run’ event for our students to participate in. This is a fun event and all students are invited to participate, if they wish to do so.


The run times for class groups are as follows:

·       2:00pm: Kindy – Year 2

·       2:30pm: Years 3 to 6


For more information regarding the ‘Colour Run’, please see the P&F flyer recently sent out.


Please be mindful, students who catch the bus after school will be required to get changed out of their ‘Colour-Run’ clothes before being permitted to ride on the bus. We also thank Mandurah Mazda for sponsoring this event.

Morning Assemblies

There is no assembly on tomorrow morning, Friday 2 December, due to the Inter-House Beach carnival taking place. Our final House assembly will take place next Friday 9 December, beginning at 8:45am, where all remaining ‘Wicked Work’, ‘Rising Star’ and other certificates will be awarded. This assembly will take place with all students in the hall.

Last Day Assembly

School concludes for students at 3:00pm next Friday 9 December. Following tradition, there will be a final assembly, where we farewell the graduating Year 6 students. This assembly will begin at 2:00pm in the hall and all parents and friends of the school are welcome to attend.

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch